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Premios James Beard 2023 reconocen a chefs y restaurantes latinos entre sus finalistas
Al menos 18 chefs o directores de restaurantes de ascendencia latina están en la lista de finalistas para los premios James Beard, conocidos como los "Oscar culinarios". En entrevista varios celebran que el galardón esté volteando hacia cocinas más diversas y...
Easter eggs are everywhere. But Jewish Passover feasts also involve this symbol of renewal.
His father’s Venezuelan roots inspire the menu at Amilinda, 315 E. Wisconsin Ave., but chef/owner Gregory Leon incorporates his Jewish mother’s family traditions into matzah brei.
Here Are the 2023 James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Finalists
Today, the James Beard Foundation announced its slate of finalists for its 2023 restaurant and chef awards. In addition to revealing who has advanced from the semifinalist pool revealed last month, the Foundation has also announced six recipients of the organization’s...
The 38 Essential Milwaukee Restaurants
From polka-fueled Friday fish fries at a craft brewery to saucy vegan burgers at a weed-themed, plant-based joint, here’s where to eat in Wisconsin’s largest city Read More
15 LGBTQ+ Chefs That Should’ve Been On Your Radar, Like, Yesterday
Navigating the testosterone-fueled world of professional kitchens is a difficult task for anybody, but these LGBTQ+ chefs have found success in their truth and in the incredible food they're making. Read more
Here are Milwaukee’s James Beard Award finalists for 2022
Drum roll please... let's raise a glass to the resilience, innovation and creativity of these local restaurant heroes. Read More
2022 James Beard Semifinalists
Today, we are announcing our 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists in advance of the returning James Beard Awards® Read more
A trip down memory lane: Looking back at the growth of Milwaukee’s dining scene
In honor of Milwaukee's birthday, let's look at the great restaurants which have come (and gone) over the past several years - and how it's even more clear how much our support for them will matter in the New Year. Read More
7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland
Sometimes there's a misconception that America's top chefs reside mainly on the coasts. In reality, chefs across the Midwest, Great Plains, and other heartland states are rocking the culinary arts in their hometowns and beyond. Read more
Milwaukee LGBTQ-owned restaurants (and food trucks)
The food might vary, but each of these places provides a safe, welcoming place where you can enjoy a great meal. Read more
The 38 Essential Milwaukee Restaurants
From a taste of Tijuana-style birria to a beer-battered fish fry in a private heated greenhouse, here’s where and what to eat in Milwaukee right now. Read more
RESTAURANT OWNERS ARE FRUSTRATED, ANGRY AFTER NEW ROUND OF RRF GRANT REVERSALS
The U.S. Small Business Administration, which oversees the awards, is quiet about why operators’ promised funding is being rescinded for the second time this month. Read more
These Restaurants Were Approved for Federal Aid. White Restaurateurs Just Hijacked It.
Over 2,900 businesses owned by women, people of color, and veterans haven’t gotten the sorely needed money the SBA promised them following lawsuits filed by MAGA-aligned groups on behalf of white restaurant owners. read more
Judges Halt Race and Gender Priority for Restaurant Relief Grants
Approvals for thousands of Restaurant Revitalization Fund applicants were rescinded after court orders struck down a policy that favored historically underserved groups. Read More
Milwaukee’s Top 30 restaurants for 2019
Amilinda, the downtown restaurant that nods to Spain and Portugal, could draw people in by virtue of its food alone, but I’m taken with its drink, service and atmosphere, too. The restaurant seems only to get better each year, from the yeasty rolls and...
The Best Restaurants in Milwaukee Right Now
Milwaukee’s restaurant boom shows no signs of letting up, especially considering the last 6 months or so. Daytime-only restaurants keep springing up to satisfy what appears to be a never-ending thirst for Bloody Marys and brunch, and international cuisines are...
Don’t snooze on Amilinda’s limited-time winter brunch
Brunch. It's a ubiquitous weekend treat. But the tradition gets even sweeter when a restaurant that doesn't normally serve brunch gets in on the fun. Read more...
Raventos Wine Dinner
Join us as we welcome Raventos from Spain for a 6 course wine dinner. This is an extra special one for Amilinda. Josep Raventos gave us our first tour of the Raventos vineyard back in 2016. He will be stateside and are beyond excited that he will be joining us.
Summer sips at Amilinda
The other day we stopped by the Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired restaurant, Amilinda, 315 E. Wisconsin Ave., to hear from Orry León about why everyone should try sherry this summer. You may think that sherry is only used for cooking, but León is here to prove...
Calcada Portuguese Wine Dinner
April 26, 2018 we hosted Andre Estacio Pinto from Calcada Wine Estates in Portugal. André was born in Porto Portugal and started his career as a civil engineer building roads and bridges. After some years he joined a full time MBA program which lead him to embrace...
Where to go for that first date or Anniversary
Where to have a first dinner date is an important question, because it might lead to another important question — where to have dinner for the anniversary. For a first dinner date, a certain kind of place, where the mood is light, might be more important than how...
Chef of the Year: Sheperd Express Best of Milwaukee
Gregory León, chef and co-owner of Amilinda, drew his Spanish-Portuguese menu from his travels. He is one the most approachable restaurateurs in the biz. Everything at Amilinda from tiles, exposed Cream City brick walls, paintings or the brightly colored rooster...
An Alternative Top-30 Restaurant Guide
Chef Gregory Leon combines the many roots of his existence—Oklahoma, Venezuela, San Francisco, a deep love of the food of Spain and Portugal—into a singular, precise, limited-menu vision in his first full restaurant. There are really only a few things to eat on any...
Exploring Spain through wine at Milwaukee restaurants
Orry León, co-owner of the Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired restaurant Amilinda downtown, said half of the wine drinkers at Amilinda love Spanish wines and are thrilled they're on Amilinda's menu, while the others are completely unfamiliar with them. That's where...
The Best Restaurants in Milwaukee Right Now
If you're like me, you get into a surprising number of silly disagreements with your significant other over where to eat... not because you want to go to different places, but because neither of you wants to make a decision. Now that winter is finally over in MKE,...
Milwaukee Top 30
Candles hanging from the brick walls and vintage tiles underfoot give this downtown restaurant an Old World feel, but the oversize prints and red, blue and yellow accents make it feel contemporary. Perfect, really, for chef and co-owner Gregory León’s modern dishes...
MEET THRILLIST MILWAUKEE’S BEST CHEFS OF 2016
Chef Gregory Leon has grown Amilinda from a sporadic pop-up restaurant, to a weekly pop-up restaurant, to a permanent restaurant. The demand from diners for spots at the pop-ups was so high that finding a permanent home was the only next logical step. Now diners can...
Slice of Summer
Asparagus’s flavor peaks during the summer season, and Amilinda’s asparagus pâté dish delightfully showcases the vegetable at its prime. The pâté itself, which combines fresh asparagus sourced from Wellspring’s certified… Read more
Alcoholmonac: Featured Recipes
Is there a better time of year than summer to enjoy the light and fresh cuisines of Spain and Portugal? Inspired by the seasons and the sea, Downtown Milwaukee's Amilinda transports their guests to Western Europe with every dish, all while celebrating our local...
The Best New Restaurants in America
2015 was a bit of a strange year in the world of restaurants. We’ve seen pop-ups and food trucks go brick and mortar to great success. We’ve seen old bus stations and garages recreated as dining destinations. And we’ve seen the more casual siblings of highly acclaimed...
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